The 2018 BMW 750i continues to be an impressive beast within the larger BMW 7 Series for the new model year. Although this segment isn’t lacking in alternatives, the BMW 750i has still managed to cut a favorite spot for itself in the midst of it all. This segment is known for hosting bigwigs such as the Mercedes Benz S-Class which offers unquestionable prowess in multiple facets, also available here is the Audi A8 which according to some very reliable quarters is set to receive a full redesign.
What we particularly love from the 2018 BMW 750 Series is its impressive comfortable and serene cabin, spacious rear seats, extensive technology options, excellent driving dynamics, and a potent acceleration. Talking of potency, the 7 Series for this new model year fleshes out an array of options that more than cater for a vast majority of shoppers looking for a vehicle in this class. On sale this year will also be the turbocharged V12 fueled M760i xDrive and the plug-in hybrid 740e xDrive iPerformance.
Even for a basic 7 Series buyers get a ton of value for their bucks, however, the most appealing options are bundled into pricey bundles that may balloon the price to a high cost. Some of the stand-alone highlights that are expected to carry over to the new model include a standard adaptive air suspension system, 20-inch wheels, a few color options, sixteen-speaker Bowers & Wilkins surround audio system, a night vision camera, a large dual pane sunroof, a cabin perfume diffuser, and a wood and leather steering option.
Also expected to return are the Autobahn, Cold Weather, Driver Assistance, Executive, and Luxury Seating package. The 740e hybrid also includes its own list of features in addition to the standard features offered. This is also true for the top-spec twin-turbo V12 M760i model. New for 2018 here is the addition of the 740e xDrive iPerformance and the M760i xDrive model.
When it comes to the interior of the 2018 BMW 750i, truth be told – it’s downright top notch! It makes use of acres of high quality materials. The interior space is one to covet especially if you’re a newbie to this class of vehicles. Getting in and out is as easy as can be thanks to the extra-long doors. Controls are intricately placed and are intuitive to use. Around back, those in constant need of travelling will find the trunk’s space very generous but one might quickly think otherwise of the 740e whose battery pack consumes a large chuck of the available space.
On the technology front, the 2018 BMW 750 Series comes with an impressive array of both standard and optional features. What we however consider disappointing here is the lack of an Android Auto. We’d recommend the 750i for anyone interested shopping here without any doubts whatsoever but then again the class is known to offer similarly or even better options. These vehicles are however dependent on what the buyer qualifies as the most significant for them but all are just as good. Options available include the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan that costs $96,600 and the 2017 Audi A8 Sedan currently going for sale for $91,500. The latter is also expected to get a redesign so keep checking back for a review on that.
Our Final Thoughts
Should you or should you not get the 2018 BMW 750i? And the answer is quite clear, you should! Why? The review above is a testament to its abilities. And should you heed to our advice, here’s what we’d recommend from amongst the entire BMW 7 Series – the 750i. Here’s why: the 2018 750i strikes the right balance when it comes to cost, appeal, and power. The available Driver Assistance Plus package makes available the adaptive cruise control, which we find particularly useful for a long haul or just a daily commute. Again, there’s the Autobahn package’s predictive suspension adjustment that maximizes on the air suspension of the 7 Series.
Also available is the Rear Executive Lounge Seating feature. It’s a good feature for those who can afford the services of a chauffeur but we’d tell you to skip it if you don’t necessarily need it as it eliminates some front seats’ features.
Interior & Exterior 2018 BMW 750i Redesigns: What Should We Expect
As previously told, the new model makes use of acres of high quality materials. The interior space is one to covet especially if you’re a newbie to this class of vehicles. Getting in and out is as easy as can be thanks to the extra-long doors. Controls are intricately placed and are intuitive to use.
Standard features include a rearview camera, a digital gauge cluster display, Bluetooth connectivity, a 10.2” central display, a sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, dual USB ports, HD radio, and the iDrive infotainment system. Packages should include Autobahn, Cold Weather, Driver Assistance, Executive and Luxury Seating.
Uncovering The Rumbling Beneath the hood
Should we expect jitters down our spines every time we make the pedal meets the metal? Of course! This is especially so for an armature trying to attract some attention. Beneath the hood lies a turbocharged 4.4L V8 beast that sends a whopping 445 horsepower and 480 pounds feet of torque to the wheels. With all this power at the disposal of your foot, a 0-60 mph run should only take you a cool 4.5 seconds.
Those who eat, sleep and breathe speed should probably consider the breathtaking speed of the M760i that does the same run but in 3.7 seconds. Whoa!
How Much Should The BMW 750i 2018 Cost & When Will It Go For Sale
The new BMW 750i is set to go for sale by this fall according to some online publication. As for the price, here’s what BMW says the 7 Series is worth: the base BMW 740i Sedan will cost you $95,195, the well-equipped BMW 750i Sedan should cost you $108,695, and the fully loaded 750i xDrive will cost you a whopping $111,695.
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